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R code sportsroof-how many are left? Any owners on the forum?
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Boss1Ray;288941 Wrote:Chin

I thought we were looking for 1972 R code Sportsroofs!?!

I see some Mach 1's (or what appear to be Mach 1's) in the mix???

Huh

Anyway - the 72 R codes are all very cool and desirable cars.

Here is the breakout for all models:

ALL were [R] 351-4V HO V-8 and [5] 4-Speed Manual Wide Ratio

[01] Hardtop 14
[04] Grandé 5
[02] Sportsroof 30
[05] Mach 1 336
[03] Convertible 13

Total 1972 R codes produced 398


Ray
If I knew back then when I was looking for a convertible how rare the 72 R codes really were, I would've/should've purchased it. It was a decent price, but needed a lot of and money to bring it back, hence the reason I passed on it. When I saw how many were actually built, I gave myself an uppercut letting another very rare vehicle pass by. Hopefully whoever bought it restored or is restoring it back to its former glory. Oh well another could've, would've, should've cars in my life, too many over the years to count.
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(01-23-2017, 09:05 AM)Boss1Ray Wrote: Chin

I thought we were looking for 1972 R code Sportsroofs!?!

I see some Mach 1's (or what appear to be Mach 1's) in the mix???

Huh

Anyway  -  the 72 R codes are all very cool and desirable cars.

Here is the breakout for all models:

ALL were  [R] 351-4V HO V-8 and  [5]  4-Speed Manual Wide Ratio

[01] Hardtop        14
[04] Grandé         5
[02] Sportsroof    30
[05] Mach 1         336
[03] Convertible   13

Total 1972 R codes produced  398


Ray
I'd love to find a Coupe or Grandé R Code.  There was a story in one of the Mustang Magazines that listed twin R Code Coupes as Firestone test cars.  I'll have to look through the paper issues to find it. Online search turns up nothing.
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#13
I found an R code coupe here in Tennessee about 2 years ago. It was burned out hulk of a car with nothing going for it. Owner wanted 7K for what would have been a title and a giant pile of rust (and the engine was gone)

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#14
I found an R Code 72 at this guy's private little junkyard. It was the only 71-73 he had. My heart dropped and I went straight to the front lifted the hood and the engine was gone. I am pretty sure he still had the 3.91 rear. I never went back to talk to him, he wasn't home at the time but had given the ok for me to look around his place.
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(01-21-2017, 02:42 AM)73429mach Wrote: Does anyone know how many 72 R code sportsroofs are still around Does anyone on the forum own one? A friend of mine's dad bought one new back in 71 and is trying to locate it. It was a 72 R code sportsroof, not a Mach, color was Pewter silver with red interior. He bought it new from a Ford dealer in Greenville IL, the dealer is no longer in business. He traded in at the same dealer and was told a woman from around the same area bought it. He lost track of it over the years. Out of the 398 R codes produced I think there were only 30 sportsroof produced in 72. I've searched the web for a 72 Mustang R code registry but I can only find a Boss 351 registry.  Does anyone have any info of any R code sportsroofs that are still around or info on a registry for these cars?  Thanks, Ryan

I have one of the 30 fastbacks. Med. Bright Yellow, standard black interior with rimblow, full console, and fold-down.

Greg
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(01-21-2017, 02:42 AM)73429mach Wrote: Does anyone know how many 72 R code sportsroofs are still around Does anyone on the forum own one? A friend of mine's dad bought one new back in 71 and is trying to locate it. It was a 72 R code sportsroof, not a Mach, color was Pewter silver with red interior. He bought it new from a Ford dealer in Greenville IL, the dealer is no longer in business. He traded in at the same dealer and was told a woman from around the same area bought it. He lost track of it over the years. Out of the 398 R codes produced I think there were only 30 sportsroof produced in 72. I've searched the web for a 72 Mustang R code registry but I can only find a Boss 351 registry.  Does anyone have any info of any R code sportsroofs that are still around or info on a registry for these cars?  Thanks, Ryan

Since you have the original dealer and color combo I would contact Kevin Marti.  He could run the info and probably get you the Marti report and a copy of the window sticker.  They will both provide the VIN.

Good luck.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#17
Thought I'd bump this thread to see if any other 72 R codes have surfaced?

THX

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#18
I saw one last weekend. It underwent a color change from its original dark green to an owner preferred white this year. I don't know if it is known on this site.

Brett
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#19
Here's a pic of the one that Brett got his parts from, there was a post here about it going to auction back in June of 2019

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-72-r...tion-se-mi

Guy who won the auction goes by Davidjesse Moore on FB in the 71-73 Mustang pages. Colorful poster, lots of caps lock and exclamation points. Original owner was supposedly an exec with one of the auto supply companies, will dig through his posts and uplaod as much info as I can find.

Note the order type on the Marti - "test vehicle"


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#20
That's the one and it is now white/black.

I was told it was used as a promotional car by Ford and the executive bought it for his son, who tragically passed in 1980 and there it sat in that carport until this last summer. It only had 11700 some odd miles on the odometer.

Looking at the Marti report I see that it was built the same day as my wife's Mach 1. Neat.

Brett
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